If you can send data over the internet, why not voice, and if voice, why not phone calls, and if phone calls, why not video phone calls. This program looks at the new technology of internet telephony or voice over IP (VOIP) and video telephony. Demonstrations include PowWow 3.7, Tribal.com, ClassPoint 1.02, Connectix QuickCam 1.0, Logitech's QuickClip, Best Data Smart One, and ClearPhone. Originally broadcast in 1999.
Keywords: telephony; video telephony; voice over IP
|Internet Video Telphony|
After the Internet was around for a few years, people figured out that it was also a phone system and you could use your web connection to do voice and video communications. This program looks at several early examples including PowWow from Tribal Voice, White Pine's ClassPoint, Windows 95 video conferencing, Connectix Web Cam, ClearPhone, stefcam.com, C-U-SeeMe, camgirl.com, and QuickClip. Originally broadcast in 1998.
Keywords: voice over IP; video telephony; VOIP